The Presidency: New Life

It had been a long, hot, crisis-filled summer; and President Kennedy had shown the strain. But last week, more than at any time since the crisp, hopeful days of last January, the President seemed to be having fun again.

Returning from Newport, R.I., and his first real presidential rest, Kennedy clearly felt that he was on top of his job. His confidence showed through as he attacked matters of state and as he handled the chores of routine and ritual. In his end-of-week confrontation with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko over Berlin, the...

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